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Honors/Awards

Stuart Craig to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Art Directors Guild

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2008, 12:28 PM

The Art Directors Guild will honor Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig this year, as he will be given a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Stuart Craig, who has been nominated for the Oscars twice for his production design work on the Harry Potter films, andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates Books for Auction to Help Scottish Rugby Club

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2008, 02:07 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has donated a complete set of autographed Harry Potter novels to an auction that will benefit a local Scottish Rugby club. Jo donated the books for an auction that will benefit Portobello Rugby Club of Edinburgh, Scotland. The BBC reports this club was destroyedContinued...

HP Cast

Rickman, Spall, and Bonham Carter Attend "Sweeney Todd" Premiere in London

Posted by: Edward
January 11, 2008, 04:26 AM

Actors from the Harry Potter films Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), and Timothy Spall (Wormtail) were in attendance this past evening at the European premiere of their new film, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”Continued...

HBP Film

Emma Watson Updates About Filming Slughorn's Party Scene in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2008, 07:48 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has updated her website today with a diary entry on filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She writes today was her first scene working with actor Jim Broadbent, who will be portraying Professor Horace Slughorn in theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to be Honored by South Bank Show Awards?

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2008, 12:33 AM

There is a new report online tonight claiming that J.K. Rowling is to receive a special honor at the upcoming South Bank Show Awards. Richard Kay, columnist for The Daily Mail writes that the Harry Potter author is “due to receive an award for outstanding achievement” at the 12thContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Premieres via "OnDemand" Cable Menus Tomorrow

Posted by: Edward
January 09, 2008, 08:37 PM

Readers subscribing to one of many various cable or satellite television services will be able to view “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” as part of their On Demand or Pay Per View choices starting tomorrow, January 10th. This service usually allows viewers toContinued...

HP Cast

Radcliffe, Watson Ranked in IMDb's Top 25 of 2007

Posted by: Edward
January 09, 2008, 05:06 PM

Popular film and television resource, IMDb, recently released their list of the Top 25 Stars of 2007. As it was mentioned in the update of Emma Watson’s Official Website we told you about earlier today, Emma was included on this list, as was her “Harry Potter” film co-star Dan Radcliffe.Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton

Posted by: Edward
January 09, 2008, 04:40 PM

Today, actress Imelda Staunton, who portrays the character of Dolores Umbridge in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film, celebrates her 52nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Staunton! Cheers to you on this day!

Scholastic

Scholastic to Continue Efforts in Environmentally Responsible Publishing

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 04:23 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, announced new plans to continue their environmentally responsible publishing practices, setting new goals and launching a new website. In a press release, the company said they have “set a five-year goal to increaseContinued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Wins People's Choice Award

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 12:02 PM

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was named a winner at The People’s Choice Award, taking the “Best Movie , Drama” award. In a short video acceptance speech taped on the set of Dumbledore’s office, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)Continued...

Character Birthdays

Celebrating the Life of Severus Snape

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 12:31 AM

The calendar on JKRowling.com has been updated for January 9th, marking the birthday of Severus Snape. We at TLC ask you to join us as we reflect on a most fascinating character, whose remarkable journey in the Harry Potter series was marked with both unpleasant behavior and extraordinary courage. Cheers toContinued...

McCrory Interviews

Helen McCrory to begin Filming Role as Narcissa Malfoy in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2008, 03:59 PM

The Independent has a new feature online today with actress Helen McCrory who mentions very briefly about beginning her work as Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The paper notes her filming for this is about to start shortly, with theContinued...

Honors/Awards

More Awards Updates: OotP on Shortlist for Best Makeup Oscar, Golden Globe Ceremony News

Posted by: sue
January 08, 2008, 03:42 PM

here are two more award related pieces of news this morning to update you on. First, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the seven remaining films in contention for the Achievement in Makeup award, and included Harry Potter and the OrderContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 133: The Bard’s Tale

Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2008, 05:55 AM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here for our first regular show of 2008 including a Jo Outtake of the Week. Sue and John are your hosts this week and are joined by two of our Leaky Senior Staffers, Super!Alex and Nick R., for a discussion of some of the latest happenings in the fandom including: the auctionContinued...

Radcliffe

My Boy Jack to Air on PBS April 20

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2008, 10:37 PM

My Boy Jack, the Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) television film recently broadcast in the UK, will be aired here in the US on PBS this spring. Masterpiece Classics has released their schedule (pdf here) for the early portion of the year, and “My Boy Jack” is set to air on the public television channelContinued...

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